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Major General Georgios Rahmanidis

Dear Members of the National Commissions,

The year 2021 coincides with the bicentenary of the Hellenic War of Independence which constituted the culmination of a wave of national revolutions and resulted in the establishment of the modern Hellenic State.

The entire country and the sizeable Hellenic diaspora celebrate this milestone of European history with a wide range of memorable events. In this context, the Hellenic Commission of Military History has the honour to host the XLVI International Congress of Military History, which is to be held in Athens from 29th August to 3rd September 2021.

The main theme of the Congress is “Independence Wars since the XVIII Century”.

The Hellenic National Defense General Staff is proudly and fully committed to providing effective support to the success of this prestigious Congress following the guidelines of the ICMH.

The XLVI International Congress of Military History aspires to make an original contribution to the historical framework, the causes of Independence Wars, their relationship with strategic theory and the road to their victory or defeat. All scholarly facets of the historical phenomenon of Independence Wars will be touched upon in an innovative, interdisciplinary manner.

We would like to assure you that the forthcoming event will set a standard for future ICMH congresses, which will utilize and expand gained experience. It will also offer you, thanks to the cultural program of parallel events, a wide view of the strengths and accomplishments of Hellenism throughout history.

For the convenience of the participants and due to the pandemic, we would like to provide some further updated information:

- The preparations for the International Congress of Military History are progressing according to plan. We would like to reassure you that both the Congress and the Post Congress tour will take place in full respect of the national and international safety guidelines effective by August and September of 2021. During the Congress and the Post Congress tour, all necessary preventive measures will be taken.

- You are kindly requested to fill in the Registration Form. Compared to the pre-registration form, extra fields concerning accommodation and payment of Congress fees have been added. Further information can be found at the following link: https://international-congress-of-military-history.site. Hotel reservations in the recommended hotels will be made exclusively on the website by the official partner of the Congress. This can be easily found on the website of the Congress by clicking on the Registration Form and then by selecting “Hotel” in the accommodation field. Young scholars have one extra option of accommodation (Supreme Military Support Command guesthouse).

- The Congress will take place at the Wyndham Grand Athens Hotel. The Wyndham Grand Athens and the Wyndham Athens Residence are located in the same area, in order for attendees to have easy access to the congress venue. For more information about the location, please visit the following link: https://bit.ly/3uMKMBB.

We are looking forward to your participation in the XLVI International Congress of Military History.


Major General Georgios Rachmanidis
President of the Hellenic Commission of Military History